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We aim to provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere that encourages social interaction, outdoor activities and creativity.

We incorporate all necessary aspects of you preschoolers development during these most impressionable and formative years.

We take pride in our well planned curriculum that not only engages your child but prespares them for school and a life long love of learning!

Some of activites that are available include play dough, sand, computer, art, food preparartion, music, role play, craft and gardening.

Our approach to learning, development and assessment

Learning through play

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. Our setting uses the practice guidance Early Years Foundation Stage to plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity. In all activities information from the practice guidance to the Early Years Foundation Stage has been used to decide what equipment to provide and how to provide it.

Assessment

We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information that we gain from our 'catch a moment observations', as well as from photographs or videos of the children, to document their progress and where this may be leading them. We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development, you will be given 'All about me' booklet on their first days from their key-persons to support your child's settling in process.

We make periodic assessment summaries of children's achievement based on our ongoing development records. These form part of children's learning journals. We undertake these assessment summaries at regular intervals as well as times of transition, when they go on to school.

Records of achievement

The setting keeps a learning journal for each child. Staffs and parents working together on their children's learning journal is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership. Your child's learning journal helps us to celebrate together her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and to make progress.

Your child's key person will work with you to keep this record. To do this you and she/he will collect information about your child's needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child's stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.

The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the main pre-school room.

 

 

 

LEARN... PLAY...GROW...